Recently I needed to take my son home on the Long Island Rail Road on a work day.
Of course, that was the first day in a long time that there was
signal trouble. Several of the tracks were out of commission. There were
delays. Express trains were cancelled and combined with local trains,
making for crowded conditions.
And of course, you get to see the best (and worst) of your fellow
commuters in these situations. This week, a story about someone with bad
Also, a segment where I try to determine if I am merely thrifty or a stubborn cheapskate.